ATC Wreath with An Eerie Tale for Graphic 45


Good Morning Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in to share more Halloweeny decor. I created this wreath using the fabulous black ATC Trading cards from Graphic 45.Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 1Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 2Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 3Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 4Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 5

Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~ Enchantment
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Wicked Whimsey
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~You Bewitch Me
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Fanciful Fable
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45~An Eerie Tale Stickers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tick-Tock
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~ Beware
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs~Pitter Patter
Graphic 45 Staples~Artist Trading Tags
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Polka Dots
Petaloo Flowers
Rhinestone Ribbon
Felt Doilies
Striped Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers
Black and White Twine
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink

I hope this inspires you to use tags in your seasonal decor. I had so much fun creating this wreath. Can’t wait to create some for the other holidays. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Challenge #18 with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge blog


Happy Monday Paper Peeps. It’s time again for a fun challenge at CHACB.

Challenge #18 Layer It!

One good way to use your hoard is to use lots of it all at once! So, let’s see those layers! We need to see at least THREE layers on your project! (Ink, paint, embossing, and mixed media products do count as layers!) Drag out all of that hoarded paper or those embossing folders that are in the back of the drawer. Use those stamps, dies, and punches! Show us the layers!

I created a spooktacular Halloween goody to add to my seasonal decor.

IMG_4309Isn’t it just goulish???? But not tooooo scary.  Pretty proud of myself for creating the hat for the skull. I layered it on a paper mache box covered in layers of Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Papers and give it a bit of ruffle with gathered crepe and Burlap Ribbon.


 I made some orange flowers with my Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fluer stamp and some Steampunk Spells Papers from Graphic 45. The clocks came from them too! I layered my handcrafted flowers with beautiful blooms from Petaloo . I tucked in some stripy ribbon and Black Webbing for fullness.

IMG_4331I wanted to tone down the creepiness of the skull a little…so I covered a good portion of his big black eyes with a masquerade mask. See that nice strip of rhinestone ribbon? I think even the undead might like to get their bling on right????

IMG_4324To festoon his top hat….I created some paper feathers and added them to the flower arraignment. I also tucked in some large webs, a clock and a crow die cut. The silvery flower was created with the Add a Little Dazzle metal. I created it the same way as the orange flowers.

IMG_4337No skimping on layers here! I’ve already added this to my hutch….and it looks fabulous!

The wonderfully generous sponsors for this challenge are Add a Little Dazzle

10152544_10205170355446290_1973744167006954791_nAnd Lindy’s Stamp Gang.10424307_10205170358886376_2478249841119493243_nLindy’s is offering this amazing prize to one lucky winner:1237806_10205170358606369_1622776084894706236_nSo now it’s your turn tho whip up a Layered project and play along by linking up with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

I encourage you to stop by and check out the wonderful project create by the Design Team:

Donna, Glenda, Gloria, Karen, Pam, Amber, Christy, Debbie, Jan, Kathy, Wendy.

Okay that’s all for me…I’m off to create some more Halloweeny paper pretties! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G




Graphic 45 Newsletter Project Mixed Media Box With Ornaments Tutorial


Well hey there Paper Peeps! Did you get a  chance to check out the Newsletter from Graphic 45? The Teamies and I are sharing some fabulous projects using the new mixed media boxes from the Graphic 45 Staples.mixed media box 1I created a shadow box on the inside of the lid to create this tiny winter scene. Lot’s of extra room to add a bottle brush tree.

mixed media box 4You can tell from this angle how much extra space it adds. I dressed up the shadow box section with a bit of the Twelve Days of Christmas Papers, and some tinsel trim.

mixed media box 2On the outside of the box I added another tree and decorated it with several of the banner shapes, some trimmed doves, painted bells and flowers and pretty Gingham Ribbon.

mixed media box 3There was plenty of room here to add a pretty metal element, some of the G45 diecut flowers and a red rose.

Tucked away inside the box is a special surprise….I’ve created matching ornaments with The Twelve Days of Christmas papers.

IMG_4185I have a great Snapguide tutorial on how to create some of the ornaments for yourself:



Here’s a list of the paper pretties I used to create these projects:

Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box~Black

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas 8 x 8 paper pad

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-Cuts 1

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Flowers

Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Banners

Graphic 45 Staples Door Pull

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Mulberry Rose and Leaves

Black Cardstock

Tim Holtz Walnut distress Ink

Tim Holtz Tinsel Trim

Tim Holtz Ornate Metal Plate

Painted Jingle Bells

Brush Trees

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Tas the Night Before Christmas Tag


Well hello there Paper Peeps! I’ve been a busy little elf working on the projects for my Christmas gifts. Today I’m sharing a tag I created with lovely RRR trims , Twas the Night Before Christmas patterned papers from Graphic 45, and fun dimensional embellishments.

IMG_4302As you can see I’ve added a lot of depth by building the layers with foam spacers. Lots of layers of vintagy images with chipboard elements, sparkly snowflake and gorgeous Mulberry flowers.

IMG_4304This scrumptious bow was created with wider Red Plaid and  Snowflakes on Red Satin Ribbons. I topped it off with a glittery pine cone. 


 I thought it would look nice to add an extra layer of the holly…so I clipped out small sections…and scored it to fold and give more depth.

Okay…that’s one more gifty project done….there’s only like elebenty hundred to go….good thing I got an early start : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative…G

Party Time Card with Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate


Hello again!!!! Sheew we are just bustin out with creativity today!!! This time I’m sharing a card I made especially for Graphic 45 with their Party Time Collection…which I love!!! The paper and the card I mean : )

Party Time Card 1Party Time Card 2

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate~ Time to Celebrate

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate ~Special Occasions

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate~ Party Perfect

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate~ Congratulations

Brown Cardstock

Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Mulberry Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon ~Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop


Well hello there Paper Peeps! It’s an extra special day here because we are not only starting a new challenge….but it’s also a blog hop with Heartfelt Creations. That’s like double the fun and awesomeness right???? The theme for this challenge is anything goes….so my head was spinning with ideas….anything???? Yep…anything!

Okay….you should be coming to me from the Really Reasonable Blog……a good place to start is the beginning!

And now for my project…it’s a hybrid card~3d art~ lantern. I don’t even know what to call it…I just love it : )

IMG_4271I used the Countryside Evening paper pad from Heartfelt Creations to create the base…and layered in some fabby fun vintagy images. I used my Sun Kissed Fluer stamp also from Heartfelt Creations to create the flowers. I finished the front with black tinsel trim from Tim Holtz (gifty from my awesome friend Bobbie..thank you) two sweet poofy Black Plaid bows with buttons and tags….and last but not least some festive holiday garland with tiny black stars swoon.

IMG_4274You an see the depth better here.

IMG_4277I did mention that it’s a lantern too right???? Okay add a coupla battery operated tea light candles and voila….instant awesome Halloween decor : )

Okay…I hope you enjoyed viewing my project as much as I did making it : )  The next stop in the hop is my girl Carolyn…she is gonna knock your socks off…..her project is sooo great : )

Wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Shabby Chic Pink Christmas Creativity Kit


Hello there Paper Peeps! It’s a gloomy day here in Michigan…..but it’s shabby and chic inside : ) I’ve been creating some sweet vintagy cards with pink in mind and I’m quite thrilled at how they turned out : )

IMG_4297IMG_4296IMG_4298Squee…love me some shabby chic Christmas!! I used my new Shabby Chic Pink Christmas Creativity kit to create these cards. I had so much fun gathering vintage images and pretty paper patterns for this kit…and don’t forget the bows!!!

Okay Peeps that’s all for me. Off to get ready for class tonight… spending time with my girls!!! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G